bio - António Rego

António Rego was born in 1960 in Malanje, Angola.
In 1975 the Civil War in Angola forced him to move to Porto, Portugal. The events witnessed there have had a vital influence on his later work.
He studied Fine Art at ESAP (Porto School of Art) and graduated in 1989.
He set up his painting studio in Porto while working as a Teacher of Fine Art at Carvalhos College in Porto.
He moved to London in 1993 and completed an MA in Fine Art at Goldsmiths’ College in 1994.
Returning to Porto he worked as a Teacher of Drawing at ESAD (School of Art and Design) while developing a series of multimedia installations.
In1996 he went to Glasgow, Scotland as part of the international project “Pleased To Meet You”. His stay proved to be the beginning of a dynamic collaboration with the Scottish art community.
In 1997 he moved to Osnabrück, Germany were he started producing video works with the support of Medienhaus werk.statt in Osnabrück.
He returned to Glasgow in 1998 to collaborate with Scottish artists while working as a Teacher of Fine Art at Strathclyde Art Center where he was invited to take part in an interactive art and science project, “It’s In Your Head”.
In 2000 he masterminded and co-curated “Plano XXI”, a show of contemporary Portuguese art, film and music that linked eight different venues in the city. Weekly round table discussions on contemporary art issues with international art critics rounded up the so far biggest show of contemporary Portuguese art outside Portugal.
In 2001 he set up a studio in Hamburg, Germany where he produced a number of video projects with the support of Medienhaus werk.statt.
He went back to London in 2002 as a resident of Goodenough College to create new video works in collaboration with various musicians and composers.Since 2004 he has been developing a variety of new experimental video works based in his studio in Hamburg.
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